07 July 2013 @ 02:00 am
Some people sketch in Photoshop with a tiny little brush and I don't know how they do it. Like. I can't even see the cursor on the screen when I try that. Granted I should probably be wearing my glasses but still.

(Also no, no glasses. They have only ever given me a headache.)

Paper to write later today, interview on Monday, June came out of surgery just fine and the cancer hadn't spread like they thought it had.

Also I watched a cute movie called "People Will Talk" that I liked.

Mostly I have been incredibly useless. At everything.
01 July 2013 @ 09:05 pm
Got an interview at the writing centre for Monday at 2:00pm. Maybe I'll get lucky! It doesn't pay hardly anything but it'll look good on a resumé!
23 June 2013 @ 09:45 pm

-My mother is in the ER, the hospital is keeping her overnight. I can't say why exactly, because I don't know. She does need surgery soon but the possible side effects of the surgery are pretty bad.

-June, the wife of my pastor who passed away in Feburary, has breast cancer. Again. This time the other breast. She'll probably have to have another mastectomy. And she needs surgery on her shoulder.

-I think I'm going to volunteer down at my old high school. Their principal is one of the staff members I knew pretty well, and he knew my siblings too. Step One in teaching: get in good with the school that you live a mile from. It might be useful someday. I'll volunteer to tutor of course, and for all I care I can do photocopying/grading for one of the teachers. Just wanna get my foot in the door.

-I might go to the doctor just to shut my mom up about my earaches. I swear if they were infections, I'd have lost all hearing in my left ear by now. They hurt so badly sometimes that it's like someone's sticking a pin inside my ear. But if I go to the doctor I can at least tell my mother it was nothing to be concerned over. She keeps bringing it up. "ARE YOU SURE...?" Yes mother dear, I'm positive. I've had these for over a year I'm pretty sure they'd have ruined my hearing by now if it was an infection. (Ruined it more than it already is ruined, anyway.)

-Topic proposal paper is done. It feels too academic but I don't care. I doubt this professor cares, either.

-I think the real reason I continue to go by "Manna" in real life is because it sets me apart from others. I just realized I filled out my application to the tutoring centre with my birth name and if they call any of my references and address me by my birth name they'll have no idea who the fuck I am. Good times. I might call them and stress my nickname.

-I hope I get to exchange papers with Mr. Blue Pen tomorrow for our peer grading thing. He was the only person who said anything intelligent on my paper last time.

Anyway I'm super bored.

So have this picture of my cats. (Tiny is huge.)
22 June 2013 @ 11:43 pm
the second half of my fe13 post. i'm too lazy to correct shit (sorry Mark!) but I realized I keep forgetting to post it.

Under a cut, it's long. )

comments are welcome of course.
21 June 2013 @ 03:08 am
Gonna do my topic proposal paper this weekend. Yay. (That was 50% sarcasm, but the subject DOES interest me, so...) (Subject = tenure.)


I wrote a thing.

FE13, Fred/Cordy read if you would like to, drop a scathing comment if you love me.


It's so weird seeing a penname that's mine and such a small number next to it. (3) Three. That's it. Three 'fics? Gonna have to get that number up to like, 363 again. I wonder how long that would take. Another ten years? Maybe.

The funniest thing ever is that this account is FE13 only fanfic so far. Fear not, that WILL change. I just haven't written anything else new yet.
19 June 2013 @ 04:25 pm
hmmmm trying to decide what my pretty plates will say this year. (I have like a week and a half to figure it out before I have to order them.)

so far i'm trying to choose between:


rules for plates are: 7 letters max, 3 spaces at most, the number 0 has to be followed by another number.

thoughts? P:

I wanted "WRITE ON" but that's taken. :(
19 June 2013 @ 12:32 am
My day was boring but all three English professors I've had emailed me back and told me to use them for a reference. And Andy added:

Let me know when you start working, so I can refer all my English 1100 and 2100 students to you!

;__; She's so nice. I wish she was my professor for this class too, hahaha.

Also apparently my biological clock is starting to tick. it's yelling at me to go create mannaspawn or else. Not that I listen to it. All those years of my body not giving a shit when I just wanted to be like everyone else (coughnormalcough) and now of all times it's starts sobbing at me maaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnaaaaaaaaaaa think about baaaaaaaaabbbbbbbbiiiiiiieeeeeeeessssssss.

no body, no

I'm trying to make it alive to 30. That's my goal in life right now. If I make it that far I will be impressed.
17 June 2013 @ 09:49 pm
"Please in clude the name, title, and a phone number of at least two people who can describe your skills as a writer, a communicator, and/or an employee (one work reference, one academic preferred)."

If one of my three professors and my last supervisor email me back, I'll be set. But it has to be soon.

PS. that writing test was hard seriously what the FUCK is an adverb and how am I supposed to know what proper pronoun usage is? I just fixed shit because it all sounded like, uhm, shit.
17 June 2013 @ 04:16 pm
;__; a day late for father's day but still. abloobloobloo.

15 June 2013 @ 09:46 pm
Part I of III, comment if you want. :)

Finally I'm managing to write up a Fire Emblem: Awakening post. From hereon out it will be referred to as FE13.

Long and under a cut. )
15 June 2013 @ 02:22 am
My FE13 post is 15 pages. I warned everyone. I'll be posting it maybe tomorrow. I know I've forgotten like twenty things I meant to mention but I can't think of what they are.

If there was anything you hoped I'd cover in the post though, please let me know now. :P
14 June 2013 @ 07:24 pm
This is pretty funny.

Pride & Prejudice spoof thing. Freestyle Disco Darcy? XD

13 June 2013 @ 06:30 pm
where is [personal profile] kyusil when you need her.

/punts [personal profile] kender into the sun

I have important fe6 questions for a fic come pester me when you are alive again
11 June 2013 @ 03:11 pm
So this morning I had Tiny under one arm, and CiCi was by my shoulder on the same side. CiCi was licking her leg and then suddenly, she got up, leaned over Tiny, and started licking Tiny's face.

To Tiny's delight. She's tried for two years+ to be CiCi's best buddy.

Then CiCi suddenly stopped, as if realizing for the first time what it was she was doing, and smacked Tiny right on the top of the head.

Tiny was very sad.

Cat drama guys. CAT DRAMA.
09 June 2013 @ 06:55 am
Dear Hasbro,

All those years I was a collector. ALL THOSE YEARS.

Since 2003.

And now.



Do you make cute My Little Pony band-aids.


Still a little tiny bit of love,
the loser who used to collect ponies but doesn't anymore abloobloobloo
08 June 2013 @ 05:10 pm
Okay I finally finished FE13.

I'm working on a post about it now but it'll be extremely long and will take like...thirty years for me to finish.

So I'm curious to know what people think is FE13's biggest weakness/the most negative thing about the game. Just one thing, though--the absolute worst part (for you personally).

I'm trying to see if people's opinions match up or if it's wildly different for everyone.

Obviously this post will contain metric shittons of SPOILERS so don't look here if you don't want any spoilers. Also, you can comment if you HAVEN'T beaten the game but let me know that.
04 June 2013 @ 10:12 pm
Aw yeah. Screenshots of my writing laptop and how I format my folders and stuff.

Under a cut obviously. )

I'm considering separating the "OneShots" folder by game: FE1-5&11-12, FE6/7, FE8, FE9/10, FE13. I haven't decided yet. LOL @ 235 oneshots.

Not all of them are posted things. Most are, though. Some were failures. Or I forgot what the hell I was doing.
03 June 2013 @ 11:41 pm
I am so bored have this meme.

Leave a comment and, if I've read your writing, I'll tell you one thing I think is a strength and one thing I think is a weakness.

Then blah blah put this on your journal and stuff and other people will do it and it will circle around forever and get annoying.
02 June 2013 @ 01:23 am

Artwork under a cut. )

I did sketches and doodles from 2010--2013 but most of them are here under the sketches tag on Tumblr and honestly I hit a point before 2010 where I said, "You know what? You're not good at art. Go back to writing."

I had taken a huge break from writing until about 2010 when I pretty much dumped art completely. It's not that I don't like art, but all I could draw were ponies and eventually I sick of it. My fanart of things like Fire Emblem never did it for me because, compared to everyone else, they were so terrible. I was just embarrassed by everything I did.

I guess I don't care anymore, but man, I used to loooove art. There was an embarrassing time when I wanted to go to school for it. I'm glad that was uhm, shocked out of me as an adult.

These days it's pretty rare if I try to draw something nice. I'm always disappointed with it. So I try not to disappoint myself overmuch. Bleh. It was kind of fun looking back through my old stuff though. Oh man. I still have most of those things. I put them in plastic sleeves and kept them in notebooks. I wonder if they still look all right. Geesh. I started drawing on cardstock instead of printer paper too, after a while. P: I can't remember why except that was when my colored pencil work looked half decent even if my scanner was the worst ever.

Ahhhh. The good old days. :D
02 June 2013 @ 01:06 am

Under a cut. )